Dark and Shallow Lies by by Ginny Myers Sain

Flatlay: Dark and Shallow Lies, a reusable coffee cup filled with a mocha, two small crochet pumpkins - one mustard yellow and one orange.

SYNOPSIS:When seventeen-year-old Grey makes her annual visit to La Cachette, Louisiana - the tiny bayou town that proclaims to be the "Psychic Capital of the World" - she knows it will be different from past years: her childhood best friend Elora went missing several months earlier and no one is telling the truth about the … Continue reading Dark and Shallow Lies by by Ginny Myers Sain

One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

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SYNOPSIS:For cynical twenty-three-year-old August, moving to New York City is supposed to prove her right: that things like magic and cinematic love stories don't exist, and the only smart way to go through life is alone.She can't imagine how waiting tables at a 24-hour pancake diner and moving in with too many weird roommates could … Continue reading One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

June 2021 Wrap Up

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Probably a bit late for a June wrap up, but here we go... In June I read 15 books because I got swept up in LGBTQ+ romance and I usually get through those pretty fast. It was just what my brain seemed to be craving this month but it also coincided with Pride Month, yay! … Continue reading June 2021 Wrap Up

Once Upon A Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

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Thank you to NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.SYNOPSIS:Evangeline Fox was raised in her beloved father's curiosity shop, where she grew up on legends about immortals, like the tragic Prince of Hearts. She knows his powers are mythic, his kiss is worth dying … Continue reading Once Upon A Broken Heart by Stephanie Garber

Endurance by Scott Kelly

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SYNOPSIS:The veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for most consecutive days spent in space, Scott Kelly has experienced things very few of us ever have and very few of us ever will. Kelly's humanity, compassion, humour, and passion shine as he describes navigating the extreme challenge of long-term spaceflight, both existential and … Continue reading Endurance by Scott Kelly

Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

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Thank you to NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. SYNOPSIS:A princess in exile. Six enchanted cranes. An unspeakable curse.A beautiful and immersive YA fantasy retelling of the Grimm brothers' The Six Swans fairytale, set in an East-Asian inspired world, by the author of Spin the Dawn.Shiori'anma, … Continue reading Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim

May 2021 Wrap Up

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May was a pretty decent reading month with some amazing five stars reads that definitely made it onto the favourites list. I did make the mistake of starting to read The Relentless Moon in the week I knew I would be going out a lot and a 700 page book in your bag is not … Continue reading May 2021 Wrap Up

Wendy, Darling by A.C Wise

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Thank you to NetGalley and Titan Books for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.SYNOPSIS:For those that lived there, Neverland was a children's paradise. No rules, no adults, only endless adventure and enchanted forests all led by the charismatic boy who would never grow old. But Wendy Darling grew up. … Continue reading Wendy, Darling by A.C Wise

The House on Beckett Lane by Emma Rogers

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SYNOPSIS:A family in an inescapable cycle of abuse; a widower discovering who he is without his wife standing by his side; a couple avoiding the cancer shaped elephant in the room. Set in the ever-changing structure of the home, The House on Beckett Lane examines every corner of tragedy over a fifteen year period. Rogers combines voice, … Continue reading The House on Beckett Lane by Emma Rogers

Lost In The Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

SYNOPSIS:Something sinister waits within the trees . . .It's been five years since Wendy and her two brothers went missing in the woods, but when the town's children start to disappear, the questions surrounding her brothers' mysterious circumstances are brought back into the light. Attempting to flee her past, Wendy almost runs over an unconscious … Continue reading Lost In The Never Woods by Aiden Thomas